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Your source for healthcare compliance news, advice from industry experts, and all things related to OIG exclusions.

OIG, Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse, department of justice

The OIG is Serious About Personal Care Fraud: Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The OIG has heard and seen it all, right? It is hard to imagine the daily insanity of discovering and investigating fraudulent behavior within the healthcare industry. One thing is for sure; they are not messing around.

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OIG, compliance, corporate integrity agreements

Corporate Integrity Agreements: A Brief History

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A CIA is a serious weapon available to the OIG to resolve allegations of fraud and abuse. Let's take a look back at some of the history of Corporate Integrity Agreements and how they are used.

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OIG, compliance, corporate integrity agreements, compliance officer

What’s New in Corporate Integrity Agreements from the OIG?

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

As we all know, Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA’s) are an excellent resource to a compliance officer when trying to stay ahead of the ever-changing compliance landscape. CIA’s provide a wealth of information as to what the Office of Inspector General (OIG) believes should be elements of an effective compliance program. They can also help clarify roles and responsibilities of the board or senior leadership in a healthcare organization. It is highly recommended that you monitor CIAs posted on the OIG site on a periodic basis to see if the model CIA has been updated or changed.

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, Compliance Plan, compliance officer

A Corporate Integrity Agreement is Coming, What Should I Do Now?

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Plan

The first thing you should do is realize that the clock is already ticking and you need to start preparing. There are many phases to implementing a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) but Phase I actually starts before the CIA is even signed.

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, healthcare, HCCAci

HCCA 21st Annual Compliance Institute Debrief

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

There is nothing like D.C. in the spring. The Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) held its annual Compliance Institute in DC for 2017 and almost 3,000 of the nation’s compliance officers/managers gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for three days. As has been the case for years, the conference was spectacular.

It is refreshing to be around so many people who share the same goal - compliance and quality care.

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